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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Aug 19th 2013
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    Hi guys thought I'd get my diary started so I could keep a track on everything that needs doing and has been done!

    We are having Lilac & Silver/Grey as our colour scheme
    Our theme's are puzzle pieces as we love the quirkiness we can use to incorporate it into the day, and xbox as it is a passion we both share :)

    So far we have sorted..
    - The church - we have paid £100 deposit and as we are getting married on easter Saturday the church will already be decorated!
    The Church
    The Church


    - The Venue - we have paid £500 deposit and my parents have very generously offered to pay for the venue we get the following included in our package:
    + Complimentary suite for the bride and groom
    + Complimentary 4 bedrooms for friends and family to stay in
    + Complimentary room hire for the reception
    + Arrival drink for the daytime guests
    + White table linen and napkins, cake stand and knife, easel for the table plan
    + A 3 course meal with a choice of dishes for the guests
    + Half a bottle of wine per guest to accompany their meal
    + Chef's choice evening buffet
    + A glass of sparkling wine for the toast
    + Evening disco
    + Chair covers and sashes in chosen colour
    We are also paying an extra £500 to have the whole hotel to ourselves including 2 extra entertaining rooms.
    hotel.jpg
    hotel.jpg
    Buffet Room
    Buffet Room
    garden 1.jpg
    garden 1.jpg
    the meal and dancefloor room.jpg
    the meal and dancefloor room.jpg
    the buffet room.jpg
    the buffet room.jpg


    - Photographer - we are paying £600 for two photographers to come for the whole day and to receive all our images on a disc after the wedding.

    - Wedding hair stylist - the photographers partner does wedding hair and has offered me a deal to have my hair done for £30 and the bridesmaids done at £20 each on the day.
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    • Joanna
      CommentAuthorJoanna
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Aug 19th 2013
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    Looks great so far :)

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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Aug 19th 2013
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    Thanks hun :D So so excited. :) Making the save the dates soon!
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    • Joanna
      CommentAuthorJoanna
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Aug 19th 2013
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    Ooh exciting :D

    My hairdresser was also my photographers wife, who have you got? Would be weird if we had the same lol

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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Aug 19th 2013
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    Matt's friends brother! Lee Bull and his mrs Adele West :P
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    • Joanna
      CommentAuthorJoanna
      Got married 7 years ago
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    Ah not the same then lol

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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Aug 19th 2013
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    Nah they ain't married yet I don't think :) Seem really nice though! They're going to come over one evening with a portfolio of pictures each to show us :) Also got a list of pictures that the photographer usually takes at weddings x
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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Aug 26th 2013
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    I have just ordered 3 chocolate plaques that read "Will you be my bridesmaid?" and 1 that reads "Will you be my maid of honor?" to give to my wedding party to let them know I want them to be a part of my special day :) my moh already knows shes my moh but its nice to give them something :D
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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Aug 29th 2013
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    sooo here are the chocolate plaques that we picked up today :)
    Plaques
    Plaques


    We are going to attach one of these labels that are in our wedding colour to each one with a little message inside :)
    Labels
    Labels
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    • Mrs T. 2 Be
      CommentAuthorMrs T. 2 Be
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Aug 29th 2013
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    Awwwwww that's a lovely idea.

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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Aug 29th 2013
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    Thank you hun :)
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    • MrsCross2be
      CommentAuthorMrsCross2be
      Got married 6 years ago
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    Fab!!
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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Sep 29th 2013
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    EEK! So today we visited our venue again to attend their wedding fayre!
    After loading up on free alcohol we pottered about the stalls and made a booking for a few weeks time for sm00ch to come to my mothers house to talk wedding rings!
    Also found a beautiful bridesmaids dress that we are going to look into a bit more (it's a full length chiffon dress with a bow around the waist).
    We also met a make up artist who I'm very interested in booking!!
    Feel like I'm starting to get my wedding mojo back!

    We also went to see my housemates band perform yesterday evening and I'm now sooo happy we decided to ask him to sing for us in the church as his acoustic voice is just phenomenal!

    While away in Edinburgh we decided on our songs for in the church too!

    Walking down the aisle: Train - marry me
    Registrar signing song 1: Oasis - Wonderwall
    Registrar signing song 2: Rascal Flatts - God bless the broken road
    Walking out of the church as husband and wife: Queen - Best friend.

    So excited now ! :-)
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    • Kirsty
      CommentAuthorKirsty
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Sep 29th 2013
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    My sister got married in that church, the vicar is mad crazy!!!
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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Sep 30th 2013
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    LOL oh dear ! :P
    Can't wait to hear his opinion on things!
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    • Katya
      CommentAuthorKatya
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Sep 30th 2013
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    Awww I'm currently recording a version of Train - Marry me! I'm recording it for me to walk down the aisle to! I'm recording it so that its more "me" I LOVE singing, used to sing in a band, since having the kids I feel like I have no release anymore as singing was my release, I just get lost in the song. H2B loves it when I sing so thats what I'm doing... he even looks through the window to check I'm not recording before he walks in from work in case he ruins my recording lol

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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Oct 10th 2013
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    Aww thats so sweet and personal :D
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    • sarah
      CommentAuthorsarah
      Got married 12 months ago
      Posted: Oct 10th 2013
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    A bit late but I really like the music you've selected for your day x




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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Oct 10th 2013
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    Thank you !! :-) I can't wait to hear my housemate sing them !
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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Jan 1st 2014
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    Hey guys, sorry for the lack of update in a while I have been very busy at work as I'm currently being taught to become a puppy trainer!

    Anyhow, wedding wise not a great deal has been done! The sm00ch man messed us around and never showed up for the first appointment so we booked again and still no show! Safe to say we will not be using them.
    We did have some sad news during November as our priest has decided to leave the church we are marrying in to go and work in a prison - therefore we have no idea who will marry us for now...
    On the up side we have now created most of our save the dates! They are quite simple but I like them :-)
    Front
    Front

    Back
    Back

    Hope you are all well xx
    p.s to the other 2015 brides we can finally say we're getting married next year!!
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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Jan 5th 2014
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    So today we went to view some weddings cars and ended up paying the deposit for them as we fell in love!
    We are having these two, a silver rolls-royce and a matching silver daimler :-) the rolls will have a white ribbon and the daimler a lilac ribbon. So pleased with them!

    daimler side
    daimler side


    daimler front
    daimler front


    rolls side
    rolls side


    rolls front
    rolls front
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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Jan 25th 2014
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    Hey guys!! Well today was eventful! I ended up visiting a wedding dress outlet in the east midland and bought my wedding dress! I wasn't intending on buying my dress today but I fell in love with it and it made me feel wonderful! Here are a few pics, please ignore my face my friend was taking pictures while I was talking to my mum! I also bought my veil (not the one pictured) :-) So, so happy!

    THE dress
    THE dress
    the back
    the back
    Love the side detail
    Love the side detail
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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Jan 25th 2014
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    Sorry I have no idea how to turn the pictures!
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    • KatieA72
      CommentAuthorKatieA72
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jan 29th 2014
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    Hiya I am getting married the same day as you! How exciting :) xxx
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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Jan 30th 2014
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    Oooh yay!! A wedding twin :D I can't wait!! :)
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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Feb 12th 2014
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    Bought a Mr & Mrs sign for our top table the other day at a fancy dress shop that had 20% off :-) Bargain!
    We're going to paint it in our wedding colours and have also ordered a porcelain bunny for each end of the sign.

    mr&mrs.jpg
    mr&mrs.jpg
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    • Whovianbride
      CommentAuthorWhovianbride
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 12th 2014
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    Love individual themes! Your planning looks like its coming along nicely.
    Woth the xbox part are you going to get the vicar to hold up a sign saying "wife acquired: acheivement unlocked" seen this on the pinning site, an looks so cool!

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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Feb 14th 2014
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    ha ha! :) thanks I don't think we will have that I'd have no idea how to go about getting one of these signs!! ^_^
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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Feb 14th 2014
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    We have decided on our table names now though which are all maps from the xbox game mw3 which is the game we first bonded over :)
    The ones we have picked are; Dome, Arkaden, Seatown, Bootleg, Lockdown, Carbon, Hardhat and Bakaara
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    • GhilaL
      CommentAuthorGhilaL
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Feb 14th 2014
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    Wow I thought I was organised I'm getting married end of April 2015 now I feel really unorganised lol v impressive!!
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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Feb 16th 2014
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    Ha ha don't be! I feel like I've got nothing done!! Everything I have sorted still needs a lot of work doing :) x
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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Feb 27th 2014
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    We've been super busy the past couple of weeks! The save the dates are completed and sent out, we've made our table confetti (we bought a 1000 piece tiny jigsaw, peeled each piece and then spray painted them silver), we've bought our ring box (will post a picture when it arrives), we've bought some lilac organza bags to hold the mini eggs favours and our friend is having a go at making a post box for cards for us from some pallets we have at work!
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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Apr 3rd 2014
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    Hey guys the ring box and organza bags have arrived and I couldn't be more chuffed with them, especially the ring box it's so sturdy and well made for the price we paid!
    Ring Box
    Ring Box
    Ring Box Open
    Ring Box Open
    Organza Bags
    Organza Bags


    We also have got the bridesmaids hair clips which are very pretty and floral! Just need to get my tiara now!
    Hair Clip
    Hair Clip


    and a few updated pics of the detailing on my dress now that we've received the bow to go on the back! I love it!
    Dress Front
    Dress Front
    Dress Back
    Dress Back
    Dress Detail
    Dress Detail


    We're going to look at some wedding rings in a week or so and we are going to book appointments with a couple of florists too so I shall keep you all posted :-)
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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 3rd 2014
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    It's so exciting to see other wedding diaries especially when it's on the same day as your own :) I love the bow for the back, I'm very into bows. I like that your theme is so individual! You've got a lot planned xx

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    • TheFutureMrsK
      CommentAuthorTheFutureMrsK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 3rd 2014
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    Your venue is lovely both the church and the hotel, Your dress is beautiful too :) You should have got a sign for the top table or somewhere saying "Achievement unlocked: got married" or something like that, also have you got your cake topper yet? We're getting one made, the grooms playing warcraft on pc and the bride is dragging him away but you can get it made with any console and any game xxx

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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Apr 4th 2014
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    April - Oh my gosh I know I'm so excited! Super excited to have a wedding twin and it's officially exactly one year to go hun! Yeah I'm very much bows and animal print - so is my maid of honour we make an odd pair x

    TheFutureMrsK thank you very much the church is so so special to me :) Ha ha that would have been funny! We are thinking about having an xbox at the evening reception! We have spoke to a lady about doing a personalised cake topper of matt holding an xbox controller and a bunny sat between us :-) (I have 11 rabbits) It's amazing that people can make such personal and detailed cake toppers these days, my mum just had a flower!
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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
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    Haha omg leopard print for me too! My sister is the same! 1 year! Xx

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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Apr 4th 2014
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    I'm toying with the idea of getting zebra print converse for the evening do! EEEEEK! So excited! Lol! This time next year I will be having my hair and make up done!
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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 4th 2014
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    1 year to go now!!!!!!! Excited much?!?! :D

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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Apr 4th 2014
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    VERY EXCITED! Feeling weirdly nervous though! Not long now til it's a year to go for you hun! D: then we'll both be flapping xx
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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
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    Oh lordy, don't!! I'm already worrying a bit as it is lol. My ticker is going down too fast for my liking...... xx

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
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    That's a brilliant idea ha! I've just noticed it now says we're getting married in 11 months :O xx

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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Apr 4th 2014
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    Eeeeek! my ticker suddenly jumped to halfway which made me giggle! We'll be there in no time ladies
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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Apr 9th 2014
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    Just ordered this gorgeous dress for my maid of honour from China! Seller has really good feedback so just hope it fits! Will keep you updated (the back is lace up)

    MOH Dress
    MOH Dress
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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
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      Posted: Apr 10th 2014
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    Oh these are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! Wanting a lot lol xx

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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Apr 10th 2014
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    Ha Ha My moh loves it! My sister says she doesn't like it but I think she's a tad jealous that it's not her dress!
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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 11th 2014
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    That's lovely! X

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    Mr & Mrs Swan 04/04/15


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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Apr 15th 2014
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    Thank you hun :)
    Just come back from our visit to the florists! Can't praise the ones we've chosen enough!
    Have ordered my teardrop bouquet to look like this but with ivory germini instead of roses:
    Bridal
    Bridal

    4 of these for the bridesmaids with a lilac ribbon instead of pink:
    Bridesmaid
    Bridesmaid

    5 single ivory germini buttonholes for the groomsmen and the fathers
    1 single lilac rose special buttonhole for the groom
    2 thank you bouquets

    All of this delivered to the venue and our houses for £239!
    I thought it was quite a bargain!
    The only things left to decide on are the mothers corsages and the tulips for the centerpieces :)
    Really pleased!
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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Apr 16th 2014
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    Ooooo, looking lush hun! Quite similar flowers to us actually :D xx

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    • CommentAuthorMattsBride
      Posted: Apr 16th 2014
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    I loveeee my bouquet they're putting eucalyptus in it as well to give it a silver shimmer
 
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